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tens of thousands across the world unite against one of the largest most powerful agricultural giants which is pushing small farmers to the brink that he's ations its monopolies protected by the us government. the deadly suicide bombings in niger apparently carried this in response to france's military actions in neighboring mali phase of a domino effect and violence spreading throughout former french colony. and britain sees a hike in islamophobia incidents in the wake of the harrowing murder of the british soldier we bring you the debate on whether blaming immigrants and muslims is justified.
by the welcome you're watching r.t. coming to you live from moscow now tens of thousands of activists are teaming up for a global day of action against biotech giant one son so they claim the corporation has established a seed monopoly from the u.s. to asia holding small farmers hostage to their product and forcing those who don't use it out of business the world wide protest has already kicked off an australia new zealand with more rallies expected throughout the day. reports. march against month santa was a global grassroots movement which is going to organize these worldwide protests taking place throughout the weekend all over the world we're talking about they're saying that this is going to span over six continents in up to fifty countries with four hundred global marches with as many as two hundred thousand participants in
the united states alone all of these people planning to flood out onto the streets throughout the world to speak out against this biotech giant accused of producing genetic genetically engineered food and agriculture we're definitely expecting to see plenty of occupy wall street activists at the anti monsanto protests throughout the weekend because many of the issues that are going to be addressed are certainly similar we're still talking about the ninety nine percent versus the one percent we're talking about corporations having great influence on politicians as well as wealth inequality that continues to remain in countries throughout the world in the united states but also when it comes to the situation with monsanto all of these issues continue to apply so low while of the occupy wall street movement was certainly a more general outrage at the way the system runs this particular march and these events that are taking place throughout the weekend are directed at a specific purpose rhaetian having a very controversial reputation they're known to
a harassed farmers throughout the world to sue farmers for example in the united states and canada for tens of thousands of dollars you know affecting businesses and farmers in places like india really wiping off any legislation that ever comes up that would affect monsanto's business and just getting in the way of people speaking out against what they see as wrong so certainly whereas the march against monsanto is against specific corporation that continues to do these things that hundreds of thousands of people don't necessarily agree with the occupy wall street movement is certainly expected to be part of this. mcburney b. who is a social media director for march against one sensei claims in some parts of the world the corporate giants tactics or even leading pharmacist to suicide have been in india i mean there's an epidemic of suicides of the farmers because monsanto sold them or coddling a cotton seed that they promised would do
a certain thing and then those seeds didn't perform how they were supposed to and it drove a lot of these indian farmers into sheer poverty and they ended up committing suicide by the hundreds and thousands and even some sort of effect farming communities everywhere i mean in the united states they're known for suing small farmers there's a lot of small farmers at the putting out of business because they have genetic migration into into crops that weren't supposed to be g.m.o. but they're going to cross-pollinate it and then monsanto comes in they use their government cronies to go in and shut down small farmers because their genetics from their seeds that they did have have slowly crept into the into the genetics of non g.m.o. seeds as well but amid accusations the monsanto corporation enjoys protection from the authorities a recent report showed the us government has been aggressively you know being g.m. foods across the world are to american correspondent mike in my past has this
report. for years now americans have been concerned about the food in their refrigerators and more importantly the ingredients in those foods the debate over genetically modified crops isn't only playing out in the fields it's being harvested in the courtrooms as well as within the walls of capitol hill and it turns out the u.s. government might have a bigger stake in the biotech industry than anyone could have imagined a report released by the food and water watch group shows that the u.s. state department played a major role in promoting g.m. foods and crops around the world the report examined diplomatic cables from two thousand and five to two thousand and nine the first comprehensive analysis of u.s. foreign policy when it comes to the biotech industry now here are the four stated goals that food and water watch discovered in these cables the first one is to promote biotech interests abroad they try to facilitate trade and encourage cultivation of g.m. crops second up lobby foreign governments to weaken biotech rules you can't after
all profit off these countries if you can't get your products inside them along with lobbying the need to protect biotech exports by stopping trade barriers like tariffs all this to promote and protect an estimated twenty five billion dollar industry and biotech crop exports and in particular one property monsanto which was the biggest biotech seed company in two thousand and eleven and finally reach out to new markets by pressuring the developing countries to adopt a biotech crops the main argument here is that these crops are stronger and can end food insecurity around the world with a growing global population the state department also lobbied against the labeling of these crops and genetically modified foods they don't want any type of labels on them countries from egypt to hungary argentina to mozambique were targeted in these efforts and many of them were very receptive some of them. actually change their
regulations as a result now this lobbying started happening around the same time that monsanto admitted to bribing indonesian officials and in attempt to weaken and veyron mental oversight of g.e. crops now in the wake of these cable releases it appears that monsanto and other biotech firms don't need to bribe country officials anymore they have the government to do that using taxpayer money nonetheless it is the latest chapter in a dispute over your dinner plate in washington meghan lopez r.t. we do follow our live updates on the global day of action at our website at r.t. dot com and stay with us throughout the day for the latest on the protests against monsanto as a wave of anger over the biotech giant global. g.m.o. giant with the backing of the government sowing seeds of all around the world breaking the story. the march against the sun job. on our t.v.
. french troops have raided an army base in northern nigeria killing militants who staged twin suicide blasts on thursday that left more than twenty people dead the attack symbol tiny hit a local military base and a french raney mine and islamic group from mali claimed responsibility saying the bombings were in retaliation for both france and niger is military involvement in mali well let's take a look at how the violence has been spreading across former french colonies in africa this january front started its military intervention in mali to combat islamicized taking control of the north of the country just days later al qaeda linked terrorists took over eight hundred people hostage at a gas plant in algeria demanding an end to france's involvement and the man behind that attack that left dozens of hostages killed the north african al qaeda leader who was thought of being killed has claimed responsibility for the forming in niger
these latest attacks in niger also come in retaliation for french involvement in mali and that shows a disturbing trend of islam is not disappearing but simply relocating from one country to another sparking fears they could carry out further attacks to make their point. expect. those behind this to suicide blast that killed over twenty people in niger and they have described it as an attack against iran in revenge for its offensive against islamic militants in neighboring mali one of the two groups claiming responsibility for almost ten is explosions at an army base and a french run your a mine in nigeria is the movement for openness and you hard in west africa last year the al qaida linked group seized control of the northern part of mali and brutally ruled the area for months before being driven out of mali by french troops france's president then hailed the operation that sat here you kept on the map o. the french military with hope you have also grants to ask the optimists to confirm
and they destroyed all the. basis of the militants in mali north but this recent attack in niger it's clear that the wrath remains serious and it shows that the militants are not defeated and the fight against them is far from over although the battlefield has relocated following the recent lost also on the steps france would not interfere however the next day french troops took part in operation to free officers at image and captured after the attack on a further to half of those. french intervention was triggered it chain reaction that will give paris more travel and will bring in more violence to the entire region. now team from mali. r.t. contributor afshin rattansi says it is wrong to think the french actions in its former african colonies will defeat extremism there especially given the natural
riches of some of those countries there's no doubt that the french intervention will lot of change anything in particular. the idea that extremist or al qaeda linked groups are just going to go away french special forces a left. which usually we knew about because of course the yellowcake uranium saddam hussein deals this is where all the world's you're a new there's a big fight for whatever is happening in these areas there is a scramble for this uranium french company arranged with the road this uranium. how strange that its revenues are twenty eleven or about the g.d.p. of the entire country of what fertile ground to have extremism or any good. you without a still ahead feed top politicians keep rising a stereotype as the way active europe's financial crisis but as we report later
this hour millions of people in portugal any further the sense taken from kids could result in sliding into complete overtaking and you went to school in the knowledge along with the don't keep drives palestinian youngsters into the classroom report on not a much more shorter. on the money with a business over russia use this. language . killing a kid with zero in federal subsidies still some. choose to skip consents to. choose the opinions that immigrate to. choose the
stories to. choose the access to. you know sometimes you see a story and it seems so you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else you hear or see some other part of it and realize everything you thought you know. i'm sorry the big. welcome back the brutal machete murder of a british soldier in london allegedly motivated by radical islam has already sparked a surge in attacks on muslims extra police were sent to muslim areas after dozens
of islamophobia incidents were reported including vandalism at mosques and a number of muslims including children being abused in the street early my colleague bill door discussed the extent to which muslims and immigrants are being blamed within editor of politics u.k. and. from the right wing british national party. acts of terrorism really conducted by the far right you very generously describe the b.n.p. is a right wing party idea they're not right wing they're far right they're a fascist party and the acts of violence that they perpetrate against mosques against property the threats against muslims these are also acts of terrorism these are also acts of violence by non-state actors political means well i've got to learn from and i have something to do with with my how to help like i was looking around so that i share is done by right wing fanatics and i have to come to the person with. the other person who spoke and he said no to completely fucked
the ugly part of somali open dialogue with mostly communities that recently i had a debate with muslim communities in books in but the city in london about these very issues. for employees. will be foreigners will tell you about the. jewish authorities are racist you should learn about what are you know proud of on ok just listen to mr dunn now please but you know i don't know we don't know we don't. know how which side people from east. from we pull from from they. let me go any german members owners are going to meet you know when we have sound some other lunatics who are so agree with your demented view of the world however that does not mean that you know what is there what is their mission actually was he is a us all right you know yet if you just go just forget it all you know just off the
shore to the british people died there a poll by what's happened they would stroll response from government they don't want a reaction that could be tempered by fears of political incorrectness what should be done there's going to be some strong reaction surely political correctness really has no connection to where the you have a viable response to a terrorist incident stopping terrorism is about having. joined up services by intelligence agencies by the police by mental health authorities by schools by the muslim community these are the kind of sensible adult news that you take to prevent violence and what about the maintenance as well because a lot of five. ten that it is something to do with an intrinsic nature of islam ok mr did mention the fact that you can't have the manpower to track all these people down but surely to has been a lack of surveillance of many people who say we need to step up that now so it was so cold snooping on people because clearly they were on the five radar but they got through i mean is that do you think that people be as you just make something very
clear. where we don't really know what is how does it let me say this i mean there's a lot of people talking without any access to the information required to make a coherent judgment we know yes that they're one of my part is that it was a free country and they're even say it isn't all that might make your own intelligence list and not be tracked at all times i'm afraid that these things do sometimes happen terrible as they get mr critical or they have over my five they have all of my five toking in the car so called once said refrain to do lie two thousand and five the security services in the united kingdom not of a mom or neither. every single. day suspect would be involved in a not guilty reason. they gave obama a five talking no easy feat a few carry on. bathing out of countries killing muslims in the drug funny stuff on cd they would have. you don't you wouldn't have.
enough security services to come to the unger of these people. or coverage on the brutal machete murder in malaysia is available online for you also there rap lyrics on facebook are apparently enough to get you locked up we've got the story of one u.s. teenager whose face twenty years in jail for facebook posts threatening the government and promising to kill people but some say the authorities are overreacting and you can learn why at r.t. dot com also they're fatally flawed it may take a matter of three d. printers to create a deadly and undetectable weapon but it's not quite ready to be fired safely all these stories and more you can find r.t. dot com. this is likely to request a third revision to its deficit targets agreed with e.u. and i.m.f. creditors as part of its seventy eight billion euro international bailout that is
the country's financial crisis continues to gain momentum but while budget cuts will have little effect on the rich further belt tightening by working class portuguese people is leaving them desperate for their future artie's peter oliver has this report. europe's politicians insist that all star team is essential but what effect does that austerity have upon the everyday people to whom it's inflicted upon. i went to meet a family just outside of lisbon who are feeling the pressure of portugal's financial failings. we use to take certain things for granted hard water lights now have to watch everything we use families in financial straits like this want to becoming a common occurrence as the gap between the middle class and the breadline narrows in one of europe's purchased countries. my husband lost his job now will live on
soothing and whatever work he can get as a day laborer those savings are running out with two daughters and one grandson the effects of portugal's financial plight is being felt through generations of this family and its leaving its mark see i'm twenty years old people my age should be planning for the future but there is no work the way things are now i have no prospects no hope. this family a lucky there are many in portugal and a far worse situation as the country's debt grows and the unemployment levels rise charity organizations are seeing an increase those needing help push. we have children were passing out because parents can't afford to feed them properly then learning of their focused on hunger is down to children from bad
pairings just parents that conned. and there's another worrying trend appearing. all too often we see the same thing their family lose their income they're too proud to ask for help and the bells start piling up the mortgage to food before you know it's the family on the street what future is that with the children the problem for portugal is that it has debts around one hundred eighty billion euro one hundred twenty percent of annual production couple that with twenty percent unemployment and it leads to a very difficult situation for its people the country needs money but it doesn't have the economic output to pay off its bills. however. the country could see a generation. under the shadow of the debt to see. my son how poor do we go and get a job somewhere abroad i can't see anything for him here. peter alter our team
porch with a quick look at other world news now and writes by you in stock oh man it's suburbs have continued for a sixth night in a row police say they've managed to bring down the level of protest but the violence has spread outside the swedish capital youngsters have been setting cars ablaze and damaging local homes and businesses the rioting began in mainly poor immigrant areas are received the nine year old man was fatally shot by police in the north of the capital. a gun fight lasting for hours in the center of the afghan capital his claim to lives the heavily armed taliban group backed by a suicide bomber tried to make their way into an international compound in kabul police held off the attackers who was shooting back with machine guns and grenade launchers it's another stress test for the afghan forces before they're handed complete security control by the u.s. in twenty forty. bank clashes have broken out in bahrain between police and shiite
muslims furious over a raid on the home of a top cleric last week thousands more have supported mass pop row tests in the politicians village the opposition believes the house we was ordered as part of increased political pressure by the sunni led government now education is the key to success as the saying goes but grabbing some knowledge for palestinian children in the west bank is proving to be quite a challenge one group has to climb rocky mountains every day just to get to the classroom and some do it by extraordinary means as artie's reports. each morning the steep hills of this inhospitable corner of the dane desert come alive with children scrambling down rocky slopes to get to class before the bell rings. some children walk seven kilometers each way they are very keen to learn. it takes a certain kind of dedication to be a student at the school peoples overcome extreme obstacles just to get here. and in
the winter when it rains a lot of children fall below their rival school with wet clothes in the summer the snakes are the main problem of the mobility. then there are others like judge brinn cushion who come by donkey he wakes up at four each morning so he has enough time to ride the two hours it takes to get to class sometimes i fall from the donkey and i get injured one time i cross the street and my son who was in another donkey got hit by a car but god saved him and he did not die riding on this is not secure especially in harsh weather conditions and up a rocky mountain passes the chances of forming a pretty high it would be a lot easier if the community could build a road to the school but they're not allowed to is radio authorities say they are here illegally. we always live with the feeling that they are going to kick us out from the camp and we're afraid for our children's future that. we just want to live
our ordinary lives without fear that we have no electricity or water we have no roads. luckily the school is borderline with strictures waiting all day is that even though the bare loos mud and straw cannot be bulldozed neither can they be expanded the federal drain and they literally parents it's worth the effort these people realize the importance of education. thriving to feed their kids so maybe look at the trying to learn. and they realize this importance because they know a very. big cannot for the better it's for the one hundred thirty students it's a few hours with spite from the harsh reality awaiting them outside these gates the chance for a future which their parents never had driving them to make sure they get to class whichever way they can put asli r t y d at the hindi in the west bank that is approaching help us twelve here in moscow and coming up next it's on the money.
although i was born after the vietnam era i remember t.v. discussions about that buddhist monk who burned himself to death as a form of protest the commentators on the news said that people there just have a different mindset that westerners could never understand you know which is probably true but they were implying that people in the west are just different and would never use this absolutely extreme form of protest which is also probably true until just recently with the cost of electricity exceeding the income of the average bulgarian and a new government coming to power that looks exactly like the old government that collapsed at least six ball gary and have used self-immolation as a very desperate and extreme form of protest but why kristen ghodsee
a professor at bowdoin college who has extensively talked to bulgaria protesters claims that those who self-immolating are just incredibly desperate and cannot feed their own children and that people are actually becoming a stealth for communism because at least that system at the people's basic needs the current democratic system from the populace perspective according to her just cycles through a few new crooks every few years although it does get media attention and you may be feeling desperate suicide is never an answer the more living bulgarians the better bulgaria's chances believe me but that's just my opinion.
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